The intentionally renowned Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) is taking centre stage at the world’s largest gathering of the mobile industry in Barcelona this week. [ Link ]
NEWS: The University is set to create 500 new jobs at the Eden Campus in Guardbridge as part of the Tay Cities Deal.

2017 | University bid for 500 Tay Cities Deal jobs | University of St Andrews
Our award-winning Estates apprentices (pictured left to right: Andrew Thomson, Sam Shepherd, Blair Thomson and Jamie Todd).

Applications for 7 new apprentices are open until Friday 24 February via: [ Link ]

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Celebrating more than a decade of work with Sutton Trust Summer School Programme to #widenaccess to university. Applications for this year close on 2nd March. #experiencethewonder [ Link ]
Fancy joining our award-winning young team of Apprentices?

7 new positions are available for our 4-year training programme, which is open to 16 to 24 year olds from within a 20 mile radius of St Andrews.

Apprentices benefit from working with experienced and highly skilled members of the University’s Estates team, with additional placements at local colleges as block release students.

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2017 | You’re hired! | University of St Andrews
Professor Ian Boyd FRSB FRSE, former director of the University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit, has been awarded the Polar Medal in recognition of his research on the ecology of seals around South Georgia.
The Polar Medal is given by Her Majesty the Queen to acknowledge valued service given in the Polar Regions.
Professor Boyd, now Chief Scientific Adviser at DEFRA, worked with the...
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Today we are delighted to welcome Hisham Matar; who will deliver a public lecture 5.30pm in the Booth Lecture Theatre, Medical and Biological Sciences Building, North Haugh. Share your questions for the Booker-nominated author, and we'll put them to him: #standrewsconversations #BookerProject [ Link ]
In Hisham Matar’s In the Country of Men students and academics take a stand against Qaddafi’s reign of oppression in Libya by engaging with big ideas, dangerous books, and hope. They are described as the “few who dared”.

We hope many will join us tomorrow evening as we welcome Hisham to the University to deliver a free public lecture - there will be limited copies of the book on sale, and an...
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Booker Prize Project Public Lecture: Hisham Matar

"The most exciting new art and music has often come about in response to or in relation to theology." TheoArtistry founder Dr George Corbett.

Hear the project's first musical creation tomorrow (Sunday), performed by St Salvator's Chapel Choir, St Andrews with Sir James MacMillan - watch the trailer below.

The power of the arts to communicate the divine - TheoArtistry at the University of St Andrews

TheoArtistry’s inaugural project will see six outstanding young composers work with Sir James MacMillan on special compositions based on biblical passages. T...

Mysterious chambers underneath the ground in the south of Edinburgh have long baffled scientists, but new work by University of St Andrews scientist Dr Richard Bates (School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews) has shed new light on the passageways of Gilmerton Cove.

Find out more on BBC's Reporting Scotland tonight at 6.30pm.

Scientists explore Edinburgh's mystery cave network - BBC News
Have you read our Booker Prize Project book, In the Country of Men, yet?

Libyan author Hisham Matar will visit St Andrews is just under a week to deliver a free public lecture, examining his debut novel, as part of a collaborative venture with The Booker Prize Foundation.

Let us know you’re coming via the event page below, where you can also join in a Q&A with fellow students.

Booker Prize Project Public Lecture: Hisham Matar

The dolphin population in the Gulf of Mexico will take 40 years to recover from the Deepwater Horizon disaster [ Link ]
#onthisday in 1759 Benjamin Franklin was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of St Andrews: [ Link ]
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"Across the St Andrews community we have many inspiring women to celebrate, and snow need not stop us finding ways to widen access to science.”

(International Day of Women and Girls in Science lecture co-organiser Dr Nora Hanson)

Sadly today's lecture by Professor Linda Partridge has had to be cancelled due to heavy snowfall and flight disruptions. The lecture was due to take place today at...
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
"Go for it. Follow your passion. There are many more opportunities these days than in the past – embrace them." (Dr Sascha Hooker, Reader, School of Biology)

Ahead of our annual lecture (Friday 10 February) to mark the United Nations' International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we asked some of our leading female scientists what inspires them and what advice they would give to young...
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Ahead of Hisham Matar's public lecture, we're asking some questions about his debut novel "In the Country of Men". Join in our virtual book group to discuss some of the central ideas, explore the author's approach to story-telling, or share your questions for Hisham Matar (we'll try to ask him to answer them).....

Booker Prize Project Public Lecture: Hisham Matar

This Saturday we raise the rainbow flag to celebrate love, PRIDE and LGBT+ History Month! All are welcome to join Fife's longest-running LGBT+ Pride Parade...

St Andrews PRIDE

LEAPING LIZARDS: New research finds social rearing has little effect on a lizard’s ability to navigate through a complex maze of ladders. Professor Richard Byrne of the School of Psychology and Neuroscience says: “One possible explanation is that Tree Skinks, with their variable social tendencies, may be adapted to show natural resilience". [ Link ]

Supplementary Video Correct Ladder Task